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Old 02-22-2019, 06:16 PM
 
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Dublin is exactly like Marin - beautiful, eye catching and lovely! It is not next to the sea like Marin is, but the East side of Dublin is just mind blowing.. I am recommending Dublin to everyone for this reason. I live here and I wouldn't live anywhere else in the world!
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:16 AM
 
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I think half of New Zealand feels like Marin IMO
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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Dublin is exactly like Marin - beautiful, eye catching and lovely! It is not next to the sea like Marin is, but the East side of Dublin is just mind blowing.. I am recommending Dublin to everyone for this reason. I live here and I wouldn't live anywhere else in the world!
Bwwwwaaahhahahahah
Dublin is nothing like Marin .
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:50 PM
 
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Bwwwwaaahhahahahah
Dublin is nothing like Marin .
I agree with you, and I've lived in San Ramon and in Mill Valley (among other places in my native Bay Area).
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:51 AM
 
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I read over Roadwarrior's list of places that are somewhat like Marin. Most of those places I have not been to, or have little experience with. But Austin, TX? No. I lived there for 5 years. It shares almost nothing with Marin. Way too big, too much traffic, no village feel, very hot weather, etc. etc.
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Old 03-04-2019, 05:48 PM
 
Location: West coast
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Dublin is like Marin???
I’ve heard it all now.
That kinda reminds me of an old Rockford files episode where a guy is trying to sell him waterfront property in the middle of the desert with a straight face.
LMAO!
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:47 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I read over Roadwarrior's list of places that are somewhat like Marin. Most of those places I have not been to, or have little experience with. But Austin, TX? No. I lived there for 5 years. It shares almost nothing with Marin. Way too big, too much traffic, no village feel, very hot weather, etc. etc.
lol. Not to mention the absence of oceanfront, or even Bay front of any kind. Oh, and how could I neglect to mention---REDWOODS!!! lol. But yeah, ugh, the heat!
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:13 AM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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I think in order to find similar areas we probably should identify a few distinct elements of Marin first. Let me start the list and hope others will contribute as well.

Here is what I see in Marin (which I love so much ��):
1) Located in Costal area (next to the ocean)
2) More than half of the county is surrounded by water
3) Half of the area is steep (or rolling) hills covered by trees
4) Very ‘green’ and picturesque with lots of Redwood tree areas
5) Has only two seasons - warm and rainy, with lots of fog. Fog creates a ‘mystique’ feel in Marin.
6) Demographics - predominantly white, aging population.
7) Low population density (per Wiki it is only around 470people per sq. mile)
8) Predominantly rich/ upper-middle class earners
9) Majority of the houses are older, 30-100 y.o. homes in semi-‘unkept’ condition. Modern buildings are scarce.
10) Most towns have ‘older’ feel, compact and cozy, with lots of boutique shops and narrow roads.
11) Calm and peaceful but very closely located to a large, hectic city (separated only by 1.7 mile GG bridge), which creates an interesting ‘non-gradual’ contrast.
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:04 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I think half of New Zealand feels like Marin IMO
This makes sense. But Dublin being like Marin?! Assuming the poster meant Dublin, CA, not Dublin, Ireland.
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Montreal
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Funny, but I just came back from a trip to Dublin, Ireland and there are definite similarities to Marin landscapewise. I'm talking about the seaside suburbs Northbof Dublin like Howthband thebSouthside ones from Bray to Greystones, Wicklow. Lots of rolling hills, scenic bluffs, beaches, and quaint architecture. The difference is that it is very green, but there is a similar feel.
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